The Nelson Boschman Trio has been
playing jazz throughout Vancouver and BC’s Lower Mainland since 1997.
They met while studying in the Jazz Studies Program at Capilano College
in North Vancouver, BC (Canada) and have enjoyed playing at various
coffeehouses, restaurants, weddings, fundraisers, corporate functions,
and even Jazz Vespers services. The group's creative, interactive style
is influenced by the piano trios led by Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and
Brad Mehldau, and appeals to a wide audience.
Nelson Boschman (piano) studied with Miles Black and Brad Turner during
his time at Capilano. In addition to playing with his trio and other
combos, Nelson is a full time Professor of Worship Arts at Columbia
Bible College (Abbotsford BC). Adam Thomas (bass) has studied and
performed all over North America with some of the world's finest
musicians. In addition to playing as a sideman for many talented combos,
he leads his own group called the Adam Thomas Quartet. He can also be
heard on Rob Wilkerson's new album on the Fresh Sound label, Imaginary
Landscape. Kenton Wiens (drums) is currently teaching and performing
with various groups in the Vancouver region.
In fall 2004, Boschman released his first CD as a
composer/arranger/bandleader, entitled KEEPING TIME, Vol. 01: Sounding
the Liturgical Year Through Jazz, which also featured Lance Odegard
(trombone), Rob Des Cotes (flute), and Bria Skonberg (trumpet/fluegelhorn).
As the album's title indicates, the songs correspond to the seasons of
the liturgical year (also known as the "church year," or "Christian
calendar"). The liturgical year is a way Christians have "kept time" for
many centuries. (For a great article by Nelson about the Theology of
Of this release, Lee Prosser of jazzreview.com writes: “A remarkable CD
recording, full of harmonic surprises and topnotch performances, this
collection will capture your attention immediately…one of the most
unusual collections of music in a long while. Each song speaks great
jazz motifs. Highly recommended. Nelson Boschman is a fine jazz pianist,
his performance techniques unique.”
For full reviews of KEEPING TIME, click on the links below: